NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of September 15, 2021, short interest in 2,819 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 8,628,581,482 shares compared with 8,628,020,542 shares in 2,803 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of August 31, 2021. The mid-August short interest represents 3.48 days compared with 3.22 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 2,060 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 2,386,391,032 shares at the end of the settlement date of September 15, 2021 compared with 2,395,155,738 shares in 2,062 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents a 1.59 day average daily volume; the previous reporting period’s figure was 1.82.
In summary, short interest in all 4,879 Nasdaq® securities totaled 11,014,972,514 shares at the September 15, 2021 settlement date, compared with 4,865 issues and 11,023,176,280 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 2.77 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 2.76 days for the prior reporting period.
The open short interest positions reported for each Nasdaq security reflect the total number of shares sold short by all broker/dealers regardless of their exchange affiliations. A short sale is generally understood to mean the sale of a security that the seller does not own or any sale that is consummated by the delivery of a security borrowed by or for the account of the seller.
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